He sat on the judging panel for the final week of shows last year, but it has been confirmed that he will be back as a full-time panellist for the 2012 series.
On the back of a disappointing run of ratings for both BGT and this year’s X Factor, Cowell is reportedly keen to resume his rightful place as head judge and hopefully, his spot back on top ratings-wise.
“Simon’s been focussing on US X Factor and viewing figures for his British shows have fallen. He won’t take chances with BGT,” explained a source.
It has not been confirmed whether or not veteran judge Amanda Holden will be returning, however with the arrival of her new baby, rumours have been rife about a possible replacement. Eastenders actress Samantha Womack and Cowell’s former fellow judge Danni Minogue, are amongst those thought to be considered.